The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, the world’s largest touring heavy music festival, is back for its fifth year, with multi-platinum Iowa legends Slipknot headlining the main stage, with support from legendary thrash metal kings Slayer and a major special guest, to be announced on March 5th. The main stage will also feature a rotating lineup that includes The Devil Wears Prada, As I Lay Dying and Asking Alexandria. The Jagermeister Stage will be headlined by Anthrax, with rotating support from The Devil Wears Prada, As I Lay Dying and Asking Alexandria, along with Whitechapel and High On Fire. (Bands may vary per market.)

The tour will make a 26-date trek across the U.S. beginning on June 30th at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California. GET OFF YOUR ASS pre-sale tickets go on sale Friday, April 6, 2012. Visit and for up-to-date ticketing information.

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor says, “You knew we'd be back. Now, you know we're coming. This will be a tour people will scarcely want to miss. It will definitely be a show to remember. Can't wait to see the States again from behind a mask.”

Slipknot’s, Clown states “Slipknot is headlining this summer’s Mayhem festival and it’s going to be unlike anything you’ve ever felt, sensed, or seen. You miss this, you miss everything. Everyone seems to think that there’s a chance we’re gonna go away. This is the farthest thing from the truth. Stay sic and don’t ever judge us.”

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Tour Dates:

7/1/2012 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
7/2/2012 Shoreline Amphitheater San Francisco, CA
7/3/2012 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheater
7/4/2012 Boise, ID Idaho Center Amphitheater
7/6/2012 Phoenix, AZ Ashley Furniture Home Store Pavilion
7/7/2012 Albuquerque, NM Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents The Pavilion
7/8/2012 Denver, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
7/10/2012 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
7/11/2012 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
7/13/2012 Tampa, FL 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre
7/14/2012 Atlanta, GA Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
7/15/2012 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center
7/18/2012 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre
7/20/2012 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/21/2012 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7/22/2012 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/24/2012 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
7/25/2012 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
7/27/2012 Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Bank Center
7/28/2012 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion
7/29/2012 Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Live
7/31/2012 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
8/1/2012 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake PAC
8/3/2012 Boston, MA Comcast Center
8/4/2012 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
8/5/2011 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre